Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b
Payload: Galileo IOV
Date: Oct. 21, 2011
Window: 1030 GMT (6:30 a.m. EDT)
Site: ELS, Guina Space Center, Kourou French Guiana

Soyuz rollout

Payload lifted

Rocket on the pad

Flight timeline

Countdown timeline

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By Stephen Clark

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